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Campus Mapping using GPS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology Summary This assignment takes the student through a series of mapping exercises with increasing requirements. The first uses GPS units to record points, the second to ...

Geomorphic Analysis of Soils part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students will sample and describe a series of soils in the field. Data gathered in the field will be used to compare sampled soils to mapped soils and local soil development.

Soil Field Methods part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students collect a soil profile using a bucket auger and then describe the profile in the field.

Stream and River Water Quality part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students visit a stream or river and conduct a site description and assess water quality using a variety of test kits and other field equipment.

GPS Data Collection part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College Summary Students gather GPS data on some variable. Students map this points and overlay relevant layers. Context Type and level of course Entry level GIS. Geoscience ...

Building Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities
Educators with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines will receive introductory instructions on how to design, engineer and build a fully functional underwater ...

Exploring the Bay Area part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This assignment is a do-it-yourself field trip. Students are given the opportunity to visit a local geologic feature and learn something about the origins and evolution of that site.

Community Involvement Project part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a GIS project to apply skills they acquired throughout the semester to solve a real world problem. Each ...

Florida River Project: Measuring discharge, sediment, and water chemistry part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This data collection lab is part of a semester-long project, monitoring a local river.

Florida River Project: Minerals in the field part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a field trip that is part of a semester-long research project. In this lab, students visit part of their research site to look at rocks and minerals in the study area.

Incorporate GPS into Geologic Mapping part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University Summary This activity is an easy and fun way to incorporate GPS into a Field Methods course. It facilitates "asynchronous" learning by enabling urban, ...

Rock/Mineral Scavenger Hunt part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
Take students into the field and give each team a list of rocks or mineral types you want found and brought back within the time limit. -

Bedrock map of Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dykstra Eusden, Bates College Summary Students collect gps locational and strike and dip data on a day-long fieldtrip to Cliff Island. The data is then used in ArcGIS to make a bedrock geologic map of the island. ...

Sustainable Urban Adventure part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
In this field based activity students explore their new home in an effort to get acquainted with the community beyond the campus and to experience accessible recreation on a nationally recognized hiking trail. During the nature-based outdoor recreation experience, students explore a variety of natural and cultural history topics.

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